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  • Tom Baker | Shiny Shelf
    favourite Doctor what is problematic is the way he is thought of as the definitive Doctor Who Tags Doctor Who Tom Baker TV Little Britain Series Two By Jim Smith on 24 October 2004 Comments Off I m partially reviewing this because some of the series biggest laughs and most spectacular gross out moments are still lurking near the top of my subconscious nearly a week after a single viewing Tags BBC BBC One Comedy Little Britain Tom Baker TV Little Britain By Eddie Robson on 09 February 2003 Comments Off I would ve given you my full assessment of the opening night of the BBC s new channel but I ve only been able to watch the first couple of hours on account of the lacklustre manner in which digital television has been introduced in this country Tags BBC BBC Three BBC Two Comedy Tom Baker TV RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent

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  • Green Wing | Shiny Shelf
    different sensibility and structure It doesn t have the occasional sentimental moments of Scrubs it s more languid cribbing much of its visual style from Jam and the hand of its creator Smack the Pony writer producer Victoria Pile is evident in its sketch like nature There are loose plots running through the episodes but the essence of it is that each scene is built around a gag rather than furthering the plot over a series of funny lines So I hear a significant proportion of you cry why not just make a sketch show The same thought initially occurred to me but as the series has gone on the advantages of its format have become increasingly apparent We re now midway through the series and as the characters develop the humour that arises from them feels more natural as it does in a good sitcom With each episode being an hour long rather than the usual half hour the cast can be larger than usual and it appears to contain at least one person from every British comedy of the past ten years Brass Eye Coupling Black Books Hippies The Armando Iannucci Shows The Book Group Spaced Peep Show and er The Brittas Empire are all covered What felt a bit hit and miss at first is now producing far more hits than misses and although it lacks the quotability of student hits like The League of Gentlemen and Little Britain it s possibly funnier for that there s a nice subtlety to much of the humour Of course with British TV s short series the challenge is to pick up the audience with whatever replaces it in a few weeks time Thankfully the slot is too early to stick Eurotrash in there At least I assume so Line Break By Eddie Robson Share Green Wing Tags Channel 4 Comedy TV Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who

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  • The Mighty Boosh | Shiny Shelf
    or Monkey Hell or coming into contact with mutants or a man with cheese for a head The animals talk with some wonderfully unconvincing puppet yet again reminiscent of kids TV Each show has at least one song taking from a bewildering range of musical genres from hip hop to heavy rock Comedians Julian Barrett and Noel Fielding play Howard and Vince respectively as well as writing the show They re supported by a cast of bizarre characters zoo manager Bob Fossil Rich Fulcher a spaced out American who can t remember the names of the animals owner Dixon Bainbridge Matt Berry who played the actor Todd Rivers Sanch in Darkplace yet manages to go even further over the top here who as well as owning the Zooniverse is also an explorer adventurer and mad scientist and Naboo Michael Fielding brother of Noel a turbaned stoner fortune teller with genuine magical powers It s an excellent ensemble with some of them doubling up as other characters A series like this reminds you what British TV comedy still has to offer We can t compete with the US on the mainstream sitcom front where the American approach of employing huge teams of writers results in a stream of quick fire gags that our home grown efforts can t match What that system can t produce is something this eccentric silly and inventive The Mighty Boosh is far from perfect but it s a unique charming series is unlike anything else currently on the air Well worth catching in the BBC3 cycle of endless repeats it will hopefully gain a wider audience when it inevitably hits BBC2 Line Break By Mark Clapham Mark Clapham is a Devon based writer and editor You can find out more about him at the egotistically named markclapham com Share The Mighty Boosh Tags BBC BBC Three Comedy Matt Berry Mighty Boosh Rich Fulcher Richard Ayoade TV Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher

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  • Black Books | Shiny Shelf
    more consistent over a shorter run more episodes means a greater presence which in turn makes the show more a part of people s lives and eventually a part of the cultural landscape For this the odd weak episode is not a huge price to pay And the more episodes you have the more often you get repeated many good 4 sitcoms are never seen again because the channel prefers to fill schedule gaps with long running US shows like Cheers and Friends Father Ted has bucked this trend it helps that when the first season was a success ten episodes were commissioned for the second season rather than six It s been repeated several times and is currently running just after Black Books hopefully when Black Books finishes it will be similarly well remembered It s actually a pretty trad sitcom mostly taking place on a single set and relying on strong interactions between characters who often don t like each other much Hence there s nothing that should be too off putting to a mainstream audience except perhaps the light air of larger than life surrealism and the raging misanthropy of lead character Bernard Black Dylan Moran Although the gaps between series have been long it has managed to achieve that much vaunted consistency of quality on the evidence of its first episode series three is a match for the first two The only real failing of the series opener was a relatively subdued Bernard but the other two regulars Tamsin Grieg and Bill Bailey share Moran s ability to make good material great and with a guest appearance from Simon Pegg playing against type as an uptight corporate bookstore manager you really can t complain So despite everything I said before I m not going to I m just glad Black Books is back on even if it has taken ages Line Break By Eddie Robson Share Black Books Tags Bill Bailey Channel 4 Comedy Dylan Moran Graham Linehan Simon Pegg Tamsin Greig TV Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One

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  • Bill Bailey | Shiny Shelf
    Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006

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  • Dylan Moran | Shiny Shelf
    The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March

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  • Ross Noble: Unrealtime | Shiny Shelf
    he s agreeing with you Noble s talent is to make even the largest gig feel like an evening at the pub with your funniest mate Ever had a friend who even though he appears to be permanently stoned always comes up with the quickest and wittiest response to a situation That s what Noble does only he can do it continuously and apparently infallibly for the duration of a show I d be fascinated to see a couple more shows from the same tour because he appears to improvise around 80 per cent of the show based on whatever the audience says or does Some routines do seem to have been worked through beforehand but often he simply takes a comment and riffs on it making it increasingly ridiculous At one point he busks a spoof music hall number about a terrible gig in Canvey Island simply because a woman in the audience says that s where she s from Either he s making this stuff up on the spot or he s seamlessly making connections between what s around him at any given moment and existing material drawn up at lightning speed from a mental database Either skill is impressive and I think he has a bit of both which is even more impressive The result is that the crowd members feel like they are a part of the show and warm to him very quickly Once an audience is softened up good material will hit home every time which is why a performer with Noble s skills will always score in the live arena Yes some of his stuff will date poorly it s inevitable when working off the top of your head that you ll use some very time specific reference points but who cares when new material is as abundant as this On the strength of Unrealtime he ll be selling out tours for many years to come Line Break By Eddie Robson Share Ross Noble Unrealtime Tags BBC Two Comedy Ross Noble TV Comments are closed RECENT POPULAR TAGS Saga Django Unchained Disney and Lucasfilm Dracula vs Robin Hood vs Jekyll and Hyde 1 2 Star Trek Titan Fallen Gods Ted The Dark Knight Rises UK comics round up Nelson The Scarifyers Quick Doctor Who poll Doctor Who The post Big Bang survival kit Print s Not Dead World of Fancraft The Shiny Shelf Alternative Xmas Gift Guide Fringe 2 16 Peter Ashes to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC

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  • Ross Noble | Shiny Shelf
    to Ashes Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Comics Read Younger Looking Flesh our first webcomic Tags Advent Calendar Alan Moore Angel Batman BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two BFI Billie Piper Books Brian Michael Bendis Buffy Channel 4 Chris Carter Christopher Eccleston Comedy Comics David Tennant DC Doctor Who Documentary DVD Enterprise Fifth Geoff Johns George Lucas Grant Morrison Horror ITV JJ Abrams Joss Whedon London Film Festival Marvel Movies Russell T Davies Spider Man Star Trek Star Wars Superman The X Files TV Vampires X Men Zombies Archives January 2013 October 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006

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